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Ay­ton Cas­tle and a guided tour of the Old Town are among the Scar­bor­ough gems which will be open to the pub­lic for free as the annual Her­itage Open Days event gets un­der way.

Scar­bor­ough’s gems will be open to the pub­lic for free as the annual Her­itage Open Days event gets un­der way to­day.

The event, which runs un­til Sun­day, aims to raise pub­lic aware­ness of the coun­try’s ar­chi­tec­tural, built, and his­tor­i­cal her­itage. Build­ings that are ei­ther not usu­ally open to the pub­lic, or that usu­ally charge ad­mis­sion, will open for free.

Full de­tails can be found at www.her­ita­geopen­ uk/direc­tory


Ay­ton Cas­tle – Satur­day September 9 only, off Cas­tle Rise, West Ay­ton, Scar­bor­ough, YO13 9JY.

A tour of Ay­ton Cas­tle and its his­toric en­vi­rons led by Chris Hall lasting about one hour in­clud­ing ac­cess into the tower and un­der­croft.

Tours 10am, 1pm and 3pm. To book in ad­vance e-mail scar­bor­­chae­ol­ogy@bt­in­ter­net. com

Dean Road Chapel – Sun­day September 10 only, Dean Road Ceme­tery, Scar­bor­ough, YO12 7QS.

Open to the pub­lic from 11am to 3pm, with guided tours of no­table fea­tures. There will also be a guided tour of the ceme­tery at 1pm, high­light­ing the sto­ries of some of the fas­ci­nat­ing peo­ple buried there.

Rain­cliffe Woods – Sun­day September 10 only, Dog Bark Bend Car Park.

A guided walk led by Trevor Pear­son and Marie Woods of Scar­bor­ough Archaeological & His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety lasting two to 2.5. hours look­ing at archaeological dis­cov­er­ies in Rain­cliffe Woods – 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Num­bers re­stricted to 20 for each walk. To book in ad­vance e-mail marie@her­itagead­ven­ Scar­bor­ough Mar­itime Her­itage Cen­tre – September 7-10, 45 East­bor­ough, Scar­bor­ough, YO11 1NH.

Ex­hi­bi­tion on Vice-Ad­mi­ral Sir John Law­son, a Scar­bor­ough mariner who played an im­por­tant role in the English civil war. Also a huge ar­chive of in­for­ma­tion on fish­ing and ship­build­ing, wartime, churches, pubs. Open 11am to 4pm.

Scar­bor­ough Old Town guided tour – Thurs­day September 7 only. Meet at Queen Vic­to­ria Statue, Town Hall.

The Civic So­ci­ety is pro­vid­ing a free guided walk from 2pm to 3.30pm. Book­ing re­quired, call (01723) 368913.


Church – Fri­day September 8 only. Ramshill Road, Scar­bor­ough, YO11 2LN.

This church, de­signed by Lock­wood and Maw­son of Brad­ford, is known as the Cathe­dral of Non­con­for­mity. Ti­tus Salt was the lead­ing sub­scriber.

The church will be open to vis­i­tors through­out the day 10am to 4pm. At 2pm Chris Hall of Scar­bor­ough Archaeological and His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will give a talk about the model of medieval Scar­bor­ough which is housed in the church.

Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able 10am to 1.30pm. St Martin-on-the-Hill Church – Al­bion Road, Scar­bor­ough, YO11 2BT.

The church will be open from 10am to 5pm from September 7 to 9 and noon un­til 5pm on the Sun­day 10.

There will be twice daily one-hour guided tours of the church’s pre-Raphaelite stained glass and dec­o­ra­tions at the fol­low­ing times: Thurs­day 7, 10.30am and 3pm; Fri­day 8, 11am and 3pm; Satur­day 9, 10.30am and 3pm; Sun­day 10, noon (there is a ser­vice at 10.30am-11.45am) and 3pm. A walk-round ex­hi­bi­tion on the life and work of the fa­mous Vic­to­rian pho­tog­ra­pher Oliver Sarony 1820-79 whose large, pur­pose-built stu­dios were ad­ja­cent to the church.

Plus ‘There’s Some­thing About Mary’: an art­work by Angela Chalmers. Her­itage Week­end Cafe – re­fresh­ments avail­able in the cafe through­out the week­end.


All on Satur­day September 9. The day’s events are or­gan­ised and spon­sored by Hun­manby Parish Coun­cil, www.hun­man­by­parish­coun­, with sup­port from lo­cal com­mu­nity groups.

All day In­for­ma­tion Stall Bay­ley Gardens (next to All Saints Church, in vil­lage cen­tre). Free pro­grammes, Her­itage Trail leaflet and map and Her­itage Trail Quiz. 10am-1pm ‘Pop-up’ Mu­seum in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Parish Room (35, Stonegate) Doc­u­ments, pho­to­graphs and other items from the Parish ar­chives.

Mid-19th cen­tury oil paint­ing of the vil­lage cen­tre with post­card re­pro­duc­tions for sale.

10am-1pm Wrang­ham

House (next to Bay­ley Gardens) is host­ing a Lo­cal His­tory Group dis­play in this for­mer vicarage, which was home to the early 19th cen­tury archdea­con, literary fig­ure and so­cial re­former, Fran­cis Wrang­ham. 10am-1pm Lock-Up and Pin­fold (Junc­tion of Stonegate and Sheep­dyke Lane)

The Vic­to­rian Lock-Up will be open for those who dare to en­ter.

All day from 11am The White

Swan Inn (in the vil­lage cen­tre) His­tory and ‘Be­fore and After’ dis­play, about the SOS cam­paign to save this for­mer coach­ing inn, an im­por­tant stag­ing post on the old main road from Hull and Bridling­ton to Scar­bor­ough.

1.30-2.30pm Vil­lage Her­itage

Trail (start­ing from Bay­ley Gardens)

A guided walk around the his­toric vil­lage cen­tre. and in as­so­ci­a­tion with the na­tional Her­itage Open Days Scheme www.her­ita­geopen­

The Hun­manby lock-up

Hun­manby vil­lage

Scar­bor­ough’s Mar­itime Her­itage Cen­tre 164112h

Dean Road Chapel 154019a

Ay­ton Cas­tle 153002d

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